By Rejean Pommainville, Director, OFA
To The Haldimand Press
When the federal government presents its next budget, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) wants to be sure that real investment in the agri-food sector and rural communities is part of the plan.
The issues we are advocating for with both federal and provincial governments are based on the fact that the agri-food sector and our rural communities hold tremendous potential for continuing economic development and prosperity … with strategic infrastructure investments. This message is the cornerstone of OFA’s ongoing Producing Prosperity in Ontario campaign, and we’ll be highlighting these issues with federal policymakers in advance of their next budget.
Our industry makes significant contributions to the bottom line of the entire country. To continue to grow and prosper, the agri-food sector and rural communities depend on real investments. We need the federal government to get money out the door and into Ontario to keep us competitive and able to efficiently and effectively continue to develop our sustainable food system.